12 January 2004 Inversion of lidar signals from dense smoke contaminated with multiple scattering
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Practical inversion methods are presented to account for the multiple scattering component of lidar signals. Two variants of the lidar signal inversion for dense smoke plumes, the near-end solution and the optical depth solution, are considered. In both cases, the measured lidar signal, contaminated by multiple scattering, is transformed into a form similar to the single-scattering lidar equation for a single-component atmosphere. To achieve this, a transformation factor related to the range-dependent ratio of the multiple-to-single scattering is determined using an assumed dependence of the ratio on the smoke optical depth.
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Vladimir A. Kovalev, Vladimir A. Kovalev, Ronald A. Susott, Ronald A. Susott, Wei Min Hao, Wei Min Hao, } "Inversion of lidar signals from dense smoke contaminated with multiple scattering", Proc. SPIE 5240, Laser Radar Technology for Remote Sensing, (12 January 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.511179; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.511179
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